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“Huge & well kept wildlife park.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park
Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 359 7109
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Ranked #20 of 179 things to do in Christchurch
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Owner description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural habitats with few barriers or fences, permitting visitors to see them up close and feed the gentler species.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Huge & well kept wildlife park.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The animals are well kept & look after. Huge park to enjoy so you'll need at least more than 5 hours to complete the tour. Worth a visit!

Visited August 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Loved everything! Saw a kiwi, hugged a horse, watched otters play 1 meter away, saw a monkey swing all around its enclosure and much more. Amazing experience particularly in terms of NZ wildlife.

Visited August 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Rrrrr”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Love taking my toddler to Orana Wildlife Park. It's fantastic being able to see such a selection of animals which you would not normally see and be involved in the feeding. Great for her education and enjoyment but we adults love it too!

Visited June 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Love this place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Orana park is a favourite in our family, and for taking visitors. The park has a really nice feel and decor. The animals are great, their enclosures on the whole feel quite natural. Free animal feeds happen regularly throughout the day (the giraffes are our fav!) meaning you can get right up and close with the animals.

It does involve a lot of walking around the park, so bring a stroller for little ones, or make use of the shuttle.

There are places to picnic as well as a shop that sells food. Excellent gift store as well.

It is expensive but well worth it if you stay for the whole day.

There is also a venue available for hire for weddings and such things

Visited October 2011
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“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We arrived just as the Lions where being feed, we did feed the Giraffe and trout and watched the Rhinos, Leopards and the Wild Dogs being feed. Highlight for the kids where the monkeys. I enjoyed feeding the Giraffe. They so gentle. We need to be aware of all the animals here as lots of them are facing extinction without the breeding programs that they have. Run with very friendly and informative staff both paid and volenteers.

Visited August 2012
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